Silver Confirms the Bullish Outlook for Precious Metals

The new year started off with a bang with precious metals out-shining the competition. Is this a harbinger of things to come? We think so and we are not alone. Forecasts for gold for 2012 include a price per ounce of $2,200 by Morgan Stanley, $2,050 by UBS, and $2,000 by Barclays.

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How Central Bankers Attempt to “Cure” Insolvency

Like trying to patch a nuclear reactor with scotch tape and chewing gum, the central banks of the world’s leading economies are trying to Spackle over cracks in the global monetary system with a variety of desperate tactics and measures.

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Apples to Apples

I mentioned in the post the amounts a few products were down but noted that I had not factored in the yields but that I thought it was still an apples to apples because I did not include the dividends for any of them.

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Valeant says currency fluctuations hitting results

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International said on Friday that exchange rate fluctuations were hitting its results more than expected and announced its outlook for 2012.

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The Most Important Trend to Watch in 2012

Since the beginning of June, investors pulled a total of $152 billion out of stock-based mutual funds. That’s the biggest round of selling in a six-month period since March 2009. Back then, investors responded to the financial crisis by pulling $188 billion out of stock-based mutual funds.

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Tebow Time

As a result of the absolutely stunning 29-23 overtime victory by the Denver Broncos over the Pittsburgh Steelers, it seems inevitable that “Tebow Time” will become a household phrase all over America.

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Warren Pollock and Ann Barnhardt Discuss MF Global and a Possible Bank Holiday

Ann Barnhardt and Warren Pollock have an interesting discussion about the financial crisis, the setting of legal precedent, netting, settlement, and future trends including a possible bank holiday.

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Crude Reality: Why Consumers in the Northeast Will Pay More At the Pump

I suspect most folks who drive to their nearest Wawa to gas up don’t pay a whole lot of attention to the price they pay. Unless the leftmost digit changes. That usually gets their attention.

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Why 2012 looks to be even ROUGHER than 2011!

Welcome to 2012! I trust you had an enjoyable holiday season like I did … and that you’re just as ready as I am to make this your most profitable year ever.

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Preliminary Positive Signs on Banks and Financials

A market timing strategy sometimes recommended by professionals like Fidelity Investments assumes that the various phases of the stock market’s life cycle correspond roughly to the stages of an economic business cycle.

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